Ari "Stylez" Johnson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was born into a very creative, talented and musically inclined family. His mother, Chantay Savage, was a very successful R&B singer in the 90s with gold records from RCA, and his father, AJ Johnson, is the star of the Style Network show Chicagolicuous on which Ari has appeared as well. Ari showed the interest, talent and drive to be in the entertainment industry at the age of 2. He signed with Ford Modeling agency where he began his career in the spotlight. He booked many advertising campaigns, both print and television, making him one of the top child/young adult models at Ford Agency. While in high school, he set goals to excel both in academics and athletics, and he achieved both. As a recent alum of Fisk University, he has maintained his focus in academics, as well as achieving his longtime dreams - pledging to Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and coming into his own as an artist. As an artist, Ari creates edgy, youthful hip hop, and performs at various concerts, hosts and books events/shows, and networks and collaborates with many highly acclaimed artists and talented individuals. He has performed and collaborated with Travis Porter, Tity Boi, Big Krit, Lil Reese and Kia Shine. Recently, he rocked the stage at Fisk University’s homecoming along with Jerimih. Ari’s talents, tenacity, intense drive to succeed, and the discipline to achieve his goals and dreams continue, and he is proving to be limitless.
His accomplishments are just the beginning of an illustrious career in entertainment.Every day, with the help of his close friends and family, Ari is supported and strives to continuously set new goals.
“As a young entrepreneur, I want to set new boundaries for the industry. I’m motivated by the possibilities. " -Ari Stylez